During its flight, the Galileo spacecraft returned images of the Moon. The Galileo spacecraft took these images on December 7, 1992 on its way to explore the Jupiter system in 1995-97. The distinct bright ray crater at the bottom of the image is the Tycho impact basin. The dark areas are lava rock filled impact basins: Oceanus Procellarum (on the left), Mare Imbrium (center left), Mare Serenitatis and Mare Tranquillitatis (center), and Mare Crisium (near the right edge). This picture contains images through the Violet, 756 nm, 968 nm filters. The color is 'enhanced' in the sense that the CCD camera is sensitive to near infrared wavelengths of light beyond human vision. The Galileo project is managed for NASA's Office of Space Science by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. *Image Credit*: NASA
July 18, 2019 Subject:
New Perspective On The Moon
The moon appears to be a lively place for meteors to impact it. I wonder if there is some form of sensing that we have on it to let us know whenever there is an impact so we can learn more about the frequency, size and impact, what kind of vibrations it sends off and how that may impact our planet in regards to the proximity of its orbit when these impacts occur. Just a few thoughts as I would like to know when was the last impact and how large was it. Beautiful image.